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Old 20 August 2004, 11:21   #1
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Cowes next weekend (Powerboat Racing)?

Anyone heading across?

Info here cowes classic

We'll probably tie onto a buoy somewhere while (Slim)Tim tries to get some photos...

Gotta cheer on the local team(s)!!!

Some peeps still away...

If anyone's boatless and wants a bouncy spectator seat (on Zeb) send us a PM.

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Old 20 August 2004, 14:37   #2
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Hi Js

We will be out on Sunday - launching from Poole & probably wait around the Needles for the action. Hope to see you if you are about on Sunday?

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Old 20 August 2004, 14:44   #3
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That sounds great!


We should find you easily enough....no mistaking your famous boat!

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Old 20 August 2004, 14:57   #4
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Hope to see you on Sunday.

Don't know about famous - infamous more like - whenever we turn up at Poole boat park the guys driving the fork lifts say they might as well take the rest of the day off because the weather is bound to turn bad

BTW It's not mine, I'm just talking ballast & beer provisioning officer. AshleyD is the man with the big cheque book

Anyone else coming out to play?

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Old 20 August 2004, 16:44   #5
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Jackeens, you are very very nice people

I need to confirm my day off on the friday, but hopefully it'll be ok.

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Old 20 August 2004, 17:32   #6
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Cheers


Here's another one to look out for/listen for...

Graham and Steve will try to make it over from Littlehampton ...

(Oh and we'll bring refreshments too )
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We'll be there from Thursday evening untill Monday morning - if anyone wants to meet up or wants to get into the pits feel free to call me on 07836 268747 - we're staying at the Union pub just up the road and is run by Tony Hamilton (who has facilities for tying up boats I think?) who raced in Class 1 a lot of years ago with my plumber! - Long story that one!

Look forward to meeting up with the usual suspects and meeting some new faces - will have Ribnet stickers, a few burgees are left and I can bring Fleeces and Polo shirts with me if anyone wants any - call or pm or email me with your requirements!
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Old 21 August 2004, 07:45   #8
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Cookee,

That sounds fantastic. Would love to have a look around the pits when I'm there. I'll should be out with the Jackeens on the Friday taking pictures so I will try and get some of you. I don't know whether the Jackeens will be wondering the pits on the friday at all?

Do you have any suggestion as to where good places would be to sit in a rib to take pics of the racing? I want to up close action!

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Old 21 August 2004, 10:21   #9
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I don't know whether the Jackeens will be wondering
Tim, the jackeens are always wondering (what's going on mainly )

You'll go where we go and behave yourself (only joking )...

Cooks thanks for generous offer...pm'ed you (actually twice by mistake )

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Old 21 August 2004, 12:00   #10
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We're certainly going to try and make it. Launch from Xchurch and motor across the the needles. Perhaps lunch on the hook in Alum, Look forward to meeting some of you there.

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